The Lodges of Olympic National Park and Forest used one of my photos for their advertisement. WhooHoo! It was taken during sunset at Deer Park. It is long drive up a unpaved road but is a worthy trip to a beautiful area.
We had a short vacation and took a two day trip to Port Townsend. Port Townsend is one of my favorite cities to visit and is doubly great because we now have friends that live there. I decided to challenge myself and made the choice of using only my 15mm fisheye lens to photograph. I was able to get some interesting images using the fisheye lens especially at Fort Worden in the bunkers. These bunkers are so cool! The textures and the light were great to play with, and there is a maze of rooms, stairways and corridors that are wonderful to explore. I saw this awesome light coming through a doorway into a room and talked Brad into standing there to capture the last photo. I love it!
Brad and I went to California to visit his mother. We also were able to take a small trip to the coast. We stayed in Santa Cruz and then drove north along the coast so I could also take some pictures. I can not go without taking pictures when I see beauty. I loved taking some pictures of Pigeon Point Lighthouse at sunset. Wow, was it windy. I also could not resist taking a photo of an old fence in some yellow flowers along the road.
I took a wonderul trip to the Gifford Pinchot National forest. We camped at Lake Takhlakh campground, right on the lake. Even though I have lived all my life in Washington state, I had never heard of this lake. It was the most beautiful view with Mt Adams reflected perfectly in the lake. When I took this picture it was so still and quiet. It was like I was the only one present with nature. WOW!
On the way back home it started to rain but I still wanted to see the Cedar Creek Grist mill. It was not open on this day, which is unfortunate, as I hear they have some great bakery items. I still really enjoyed seeing and photographing this working grist mill. This little trip was a very welcome experience from the busy summer season.